" Be Holy for I AM Holy."
This past week was an awakening experience for the both of us and it showed us how we need to live our lives for Christ on a day to day basis. To be holy means to be set apart. In both of our minds, without saying anything to each other, we felt this was our theme for the week. There were challenges that we both faced that put us in obvious right and wrong situations; easier for us to discern. But we also realized that on a daily basis there won't always be a huge separation in discernment. As Ryan and I discussed later in the week, living as witnesses for Christ in the small random acts of kindness may not immediately catch the attention of others. It is through a LIFESTYLE of obedience and faithfulness to Christ that they will see something different in us. Consequently, we have the dream opportunity to show our obedience to Christ every day in our time at work, with our roommates, with basketball and other activities.
Ryan had a pre-season tournament down in Perth last weekend. The team was able to play four games in two days against league competition. They won 2 out of the 4 games. Ryan averaged about 21 points per game. Considering they only had like one practice as a team before the tournament the team didn't do too bad. There are obviously some kinks that need to be ironed out before the season starts, but I think they will do well.
Both of our jobs are continually doing well and we are both staying busy with much work each day. It is nice because it makes the days go faster. For Ryan's job he is almost finished with the Bucc's website and it should be up and running within a week or so. The address will be www.geraldtonbuccaneers.com.au. Our jobs have both given us the opportunity to meet some people that we can spend time with. It gives us some family away from home besides the Buccs. My boss has been particularly welcoming to the both of us and her daughter and soon to be son-in-law both work with Ryan. Each of them have invited us over for dinner several times; they have taken good care of us.
While Ryan is trying to stay fit with basketball, I've been invited to do a Triathlon and to play in a season of Netball. I've never seen or played Netball in my life so we will see how it goes. Apparently there are no backboards and no dribbling. Might be fun:)
Anyways we miss you all and we always love to hear from you whether its facebook, email, or skype!